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February 1, 2019
Impact of fire at Agincourt Community Recreation Centre
  
As a result of the fire at Agincourt Community Recreation Centre, the entire facility is closed until further notice and all programs have been cancelled. City staff are looking at relocation options at nearby facilities and will contact all program registrants and permit holders by early next week with more information.

The Agincourt Community Recreation Centre is an important community hub and the impact of this loss will be felt by many. The City is thankful to Toronto Fire Services for their incredible efforts during this time and would like to thank residents and patrons for their patience and understanding as efforts are made to accommodate those impacted, where possible.

For more information about changes and options for affected recreation programs and permits, residents can call 416-396-7378 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or call 311.

The Agincourt Community Recreation Centre fitness facilities include an indoor swimming pool and two indoor ice rinks. The Centre offers more than 400 courses, for nearly 3,000 registrants during this current winter session, with additional drop-in programs.

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"This fire has not only impacted a building it has also affected the thousands of residents who use this important community resource. The City will work with them to ensure the impact is minimized and that they can access the recreation services they need and rely on. We will do whatever it takes to rebuild this facility."
- Toronto Mayor John Tory

"I am committed to working with City staff to reopen this facility for the well-being of the communities that use the Centre."
- Councillor Cynthia Lai, Ward 23 Scarborough North

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.9 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cityoftoronto, on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cityofto.

Media Contact
Shane Gerard
Strategic Communications
416-397-5711
Shane.Gerard@toronto.ca

 

 

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